"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
If I lived in that town I'd make it my life's mission to oust that mayor and anyone on the council who voted for such an unconstitution breach of citizen rights.
Unbelievable. Why would anyone on any side of the political spectrum support such utter rubbish? I think we should advertise free drivers licenses and voting rights to anyone here illegally and then give a date and time when they have to show up. Then when they show up, say, "we lied" and arrest, prosecute, and deport every one of them.
2) He has a point in that there are taxpayers who pay local taxes who do not have a say in how those local taxes are allocated.
3) Illegal immigration would be less of a problem if we could make it more affordable and less bureaucratic, which is the kind of reform we need to lower illegal immigration.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
2. yes, but they are still illegal in the country.
3. maybe. Here is the question, what makes you think the US wants/needs more immigrants (legal/illegal)? Does a country not have a right to establish who it wants to migrate based on economic needs and what our resources can sustain.? If I had an endless supply of money I would take the Feds to court over immigration policy and lack of illegal alien enforcement from an environmental basis. (I am not a tree hugger, but I do believe the land can only support so many people. Just look at parts of Africa)
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
Anyone holding an address within the city limits should be able to vote.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Republicans sometimes argue that people who don't pay taxes shouldn't get to vote. And yet if you suggest that the inverse would also hold true, they get upset...
One of you will end up here next!
Here's one of the problems with CT politics.
That mayor is not going to get voted out because, likely, he run's uncontested. In Ansonia, voting is a farce. There is generally only one person in each position to vote for, lol.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Citizenship is not the same thing as residency. You're not a citizen simply because of your presence. You're a citizen out of a commitment to country. Someone who's moved here only for their own economic gain who doesn't believe in the country should not be allowed to vote. Yes, it's possible that some people may be here and believe in the country, but haven't acquired citizenship yet. I sympathize, but they need to go through the legal process and attain citizenship. Then they can vote.